UPDATE: Body Found in Murder Case
Jeff Garretson - Thu 11:43 AM 08/09/2012
UPDATED 8/9/12 3:05 PM
Authorities locate a body near the Saline County / Lincoln County lines.
Agents from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation located a body presumed to be that of a Jeffrey Powell on Wednesday night around 7pm.
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the body was transferred to Kansas City for an autopsy. Though fingerprints authorities were able to positively identify the body.
Sheriff Kochanowski did not provide any details on the condition of the body or how Powell may have died.
The body was found at a location just inside the Lincoln County line.
Jeffrey Powell was reported as a missing person on Wednesday, August 1. As the investigation moved forward, authorities were convinced that he had been murdered.
Powell was last seen with 29-year-old Kyle A. Nelson of Salina, who was taken into custody at 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 2 and charged with second degree murder.
Nelson had been in the Lincoln County jail for unrelated charges . He is currently being held in the Saline County Jail.
Kochanowski stressed his appreciation for the teamwork of the agencies who worked the case including the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Salina Police Department, Saline County Sheriff's Office, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the Saline County Attorney. "That's how law enforcement is supposed to work," he said.
"Agencies work together and come up with a positive result."